Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Eat. @ Friends of Mine

506 Swan St, Richmond 3121 ph : (03) 9428 7516

This sister eatery to Balwyn's Snow Pony is just beyond cute.  On my way to Ikea, Bubs, Macaron Monster and I stopped by for a quick brunch.  I love the decor of this cafe, with its eclectic mix of opulent chandeliers, slightly mismatched chairs, white linen and cute signs, it exudes a cute balance of quirk, class and cosiness.

We were promptly seated and the staff was very helpful with the pram.  I noticed a couple of other mums with toddlers coming in for a bite, amongst the tables with "business people" having their "business meetings" over cups of coffee in the mid-morning. (Gotta get me a job like that!)

The Pick. Me. Up. Please is a cute little breakfast roll (like the McPony at Snow Pony) with lovely bacon and eggs, for $5.50.  It worked out to be the perfect little roll for the my Macaron Monster.  In fact she was so full after eating most of this that we didn't end up having a macaron!

My Baguette with Liza's Coronation Chicken, Mango Chutney and Coriander was very pleasant.  The condiments give the roll a nice fresh taste, which balances out the substantial amount of curry chicken.  A very filling brunch for $11.90.  I took about a third of it away for a snack in the afternoon.

My Hot Chocolate came in a good-sized glass and was near perfect in its chocolatey goodness and generous milky froth top. 

Reservations are displayed on scrabble tile holders, too cute!

There are sweets, cakes and macarons on display which all look very appetising.  Unfortunately we were in a rush and were quite full, so we did not get to sample any.  I would love to come back for an afternoon tea at some stage!

Eat.Play.Shop. Recommends : a great option if you're in the Richmond area.  Have not sampled enough to make a definite recommendation, but there is a great brekkie menu, plus other items from baguettes and mac & cheese, to bubble and squeak, duck confit and shepard's pie.
Give it a miss : if you must use your credit card - cash only!
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Toilets - Yes

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